To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and NEVER stop fighting." ...E.E.Cummings

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Orphanage Volunteering: Notes on good intentions and disasters left behind

Orphanage Volunteering: Notes on good intentions and disasters left behind

To raise awareness to stop this type of volunteer work, I’m one of the participating bloggers in a month-long #StopChildTrips campaign to raise awareness that volunteering and visiting orphanages can do more harm than good despite our good intentions. It is organized under the Better Volunteering, Better Care initiative founded by the Better Care Network and Save the Children UK with “the sole purpose of discouraging international ‘orphanage’ volunteering.”…

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38 Favourite Street Photos from Mantua, Italy

38 Favourite Street Photos from Mantua, Italy

Here are some of my personal favourite street photos from Mantua, Italy, and a few special moments during my time in this memorable little city…

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In Photos: Exploring Italian Renaissance in Mantua

In Photos: Exploring Italian Renaissance in Mantua

I want to walk you through some photos of Mantua and its Italian Renaissance history, frescoes, façades, and interiors…

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Gothenburg Files – Coffee tasting at da Matteo

Gothenburg Files – Coffee tasting at da Matteo

What happens when a tea lover goes coffee tasting at da Matteo…

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